Thursday, January 26, 2012

Children's Workshop, by DL Larson

A local school has planned "Career Week" for their fourth graders. The premise is to help students learn more about opportunities and career choices beside the favorite ones like firemen, nurses and doctors. I've been asked to talk about being a writer and librarian, and give the kids a chance to explore what a career in books might hold for them. I'll also be doing a writers workshop with them.

The workshop should be fun. We'll break down a fairytale and talk about characters, plot and the action that moves a story from beginning to finish. We'll also talk about illustrators since so many children enjoy drawing. What I'd be interested in hearing from you, is what made you realize storytelling was the career choice for you. Kids love to hear how "real" people decided on a career.

The other question, other than becoming writers, editors, publishers, and librarians, etc. what are some careers that utilize wordsmiths? If you know of a career that involves writing, please share with us today. I'm sure the kids would be interested in hearing about those too.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts! Thanks ~

Til next time ~

DL Larson


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Morgan Mandel said...

Almost every job requires some sort of writing. Even if you're selling something, you need to find out what the product is about and look for the description. Even cereal boxes have descriptions.

Morgan Mandel

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wendala2 said...

Hey AD,
What fun! I have several friends in Communications and Public Relations. Lots of writing involved in those jobs!

Deb Larson said...

Good to know Wendala2! I also forgot to post journalists, duh!
Teachers, of course. The workshop should be good fun!
Thanks all for stopping by!
DL Larson